MetroBOX vs. TAXIBOX
What’s The Difference?
Although we are both considered quality mobile storage services, Taxibox storage provides a different range of services to MetroBOX. In fact, we believe our MetroBOX mobile storage services are better described as “full service” storage, while Taxibox are more of a ‘mobile self storage’ provider.
Skip to the bottom of this page for a quick comparison table, or keep reading to discover why MetroBOX’s services are so different to what Taxibox storage offers…
The MetroBOX Advantage:
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MetroBOX is a relatively new storage company, but we grew out of a well-established (for over 20 years) and well-reputed professional removals and storage company, MetroMovers. The genius of MetroBOX is not just that we bring the storage unit to your address and transport it for you: that is not so unique.
The real advantage to choosing MetroBOX (or one of them) is that you will get your storage loaded on the spot by our own trusted, professional, trained and experienced removalists.
That means your belongings are never left unattended and your furniture will be professionally handled, wrapped and secured in place during transit. You also don’t have to strain yourself to lift and load up your belongings because our removalists are experienced enough to really maximise your (already bigger) storage space.
FYI: We also offer a self loading service, but only if you bring your belongings to our secure storage facility. If you’re ordering a MetroBOX delivery, it automatically comes with our full-service, professional removalists and storage services in one.
MetroBOX Gives You More
Taxibox are one of the pioneers in the field of mobile storage and have certainly put in the hard yards to make sure mobile storage is fun, friendly and accessible. You can easily find out what a Taxibox costs in an online quote (like with MetroBOX) and they can deliver your Taxibox to wherever you need within their delivery zones.
Once delivered, in most cases they will leave your Taxibox with you for however long you need to load up your belongings: whether it takes a day, a week or a month. You can take your sweet time! Alternatively, if you’re looking for a quick storage, with Taxibox you can hire a separate removalist company to pack your Taxibox for you faster, but that requires a fair bit of additional coordination and expense. Then Taxibox can either transport your storage unit back to their facility or, as is more often the case, leave it at your place as an onsite storage/ extra room for as long as you need.
Onsite storage is a service that MetroBOX does not offer.
Compare Storage Companies: MetroBOX vs Taxibox Mobile Storage
Both MetroBOX and Taxibox have great websites where you can find most of the information easily enough, but if you’re debating which storage sizes, costs and general services would suit you best, we think you might appreciate this comparison table:
Note: This table compares storage between Taxibox and MetroBOX for one month duration and for 1 standard storage unit (as of date of research in May 2019)
How Does MetroBOX & Taxibox Storage Compare?
Taxibox self-storage provide a great solution if you’re a fit, strong, young DIY type with some spare time on your hands. For the rest of us, hiring a Taxibox storage unit is less accessible.
MetroBOX will do all the heavy lifting for you, which means you don’t have to spend the time, money and effort moving all your belongings back and forth to try and see what will fit. MetroBOX also provide free furniture blankets and straps to ensure your belongings remain in position, steady and don’t get jumbled around while in transit.
Taxibox bring your storage unit and then unload it onto the street or into your front yard for you to load yourself.
MetroBOXes are loaded straight onto our trucks, which means:
- There is minimal shaking and movement
- No double handling of your belongings
- You don’t need to make space for MetroBOXes in your front yard or on the street
- Your belongings are always supervised and secure.
Plus, at MetroBOX our premium storage consultants will guide you through every step, which makes your life so much easier!
But How Does MetroBOX Compare To Other Storage Services?
There are so many storage services out there, but we believe MetroBOX offer a uniquely “full-service storage” experience.
|FREE pick up storage||YES||YES|
|Free return of storage||YES||NO|
|Advanced notice of end of storage||3 days||7 – 14 days|
|Cancellation down payment forfeit period||2 days||7 days|
|Loading service||YES||YES – but only through a referred third party|
|Typical loading time||1 hour||3-4 hours if uninterrupted|
|Furniture blankets / padding||FREE||Available to rent separately|
|Security straps / rope / trolleys and moving assistants||FREE||Available to rent separately|
|Padlock and keys||FREE||$14.90|
|Secure warehouse storage||YES||YES|
|Free storage access||YES||YES|
|24/7 security surveillance||YES||Unknown: Not found on their website|
|Accredited by Self-Storage Association of Australasia||YES||YES|
|Storage insurance||YES – but only through a referred third party||YES – but only through a referred third party|
|Instant online quote||YES||YES|
|Standard storage unit dimensions||2.4m(H) x 2.3m(D) x 1.7m(W)||2.2m (H) x 2.4m (D) x 1.5 (W)|
|Standard storage unit internal space||10m3||8m3|
|Warehouse storage price for 1 month||$99||$129|